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Finding Sources for Cite Checking. University of Michigan Law Library Jocelyn Kennedy February 2009. UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW LIBRARY. Jocelyn Kennedy Faculty Services Librarian askalawlibrarian@umich.edu Presentation adapted from work of Ann Chase, Foreign and Comparative Law Librarian.

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finding sources for cite checking

Finding Sources for Cite Checking

University of Michigan Law Library

Jocelyn Kennedy

February 2009

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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW LIBRARY

  • Jocelyn Kennedy
    • Faculty Services Librarian
    • askalawlibrarian@umich.edu
    • Presentation adapted from work of Ann Chase, Foreign and Comparative Law Librarian
link to this presentation

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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW LIBRARY

Link to this Presentation
  • http://www.law.umich.edu/library/students/research/Pages/workshopmaterials.aspx
  • Link to our page with research guides for student journal topics including international law.
    • http://www.law.umich.edu/library/students/research/Pages/default.aspx
before we start

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Before we start….

Ask Questions!

  • During the presentation
  • Later, by email:
    • askalawlibrarian@umich.edu
  • Later at the reference desk:
    • 7 days a week 9-midnight
website tour

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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW LIBRARY

WEBSITE TOUR

website tour overview

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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW LIBRARY

Website Tour – Overview
  • “Library Information” tab (Home, with general info)
  • Catalogs tab includes e-resources
  • Tabs for user groups
    • Navigation changes depending on the tab
    • To get to the tab “home” page, click on the tab again
  • Links may be repeated in multiple locations
website tour law students tab

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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW LIBRARY

Website Tour – Law Students Tab
  • Main page
    • Catalog box
    • Selected Research Resources
      • “Workshop Materials” like this PowerPoint
      • “Book Lists” (lists of major books and treatises by subject)
    • Audio Tours and Online Tutorials
    • Ask a Law Librarian
    • Jobs info (when we’re hiring)
    • New and Notable (changing content)
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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW LIBRARY

Website Tour – Law Students Tab
  • Navigation (on the left)
    • Law School Home
    • Ask a Law Librarian
    • Research: Guides and Info
      • Workshop materials are in here
    • E-Resources (link brings you to e-resources part of Catalogs tab)
    • Reserves and Exams
    • Getting Books, Carrels, Copiers, Computers
    • Tours and Tutorials (duplicates banner link)
    • Book Move Info
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Website Tour – Other Patron Tabs
  • Law Faculty tab is for U of M Law Faculty—this has info about our faculty services (document delivery and research), etc.
  • UM and Public tab is for non-law UM affiliated patrons, undergrads, patrons from other schools, other patrons not affiliated with a school
    • Our services to these patrons are slightly different
    • Their level of access to the library is somewhat more limited
    • May not have access to certain e-resources
catalogs

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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW LIBRARY

CATALOGS

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Catalogs
  • UMich Law Library Catalog (Law Library)
  • Mirlyn (University Library System)
  • Kresge Catalog (Business Library)
  • WorldCat (International Union Catalog)
  • All of these are under the “Catalogs” tab on our website (In the “Research” box, click “Search other Catalogs” for the complete list)
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Example UMich Law Library Catalog Search Results
e resources

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E-RESOURCES

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E-Resources Generally – Law (1)
  • UMich Law Library Catalog
  • Our E-Resources Page
    • Free resources that are not in the MLaw Catalog
    • Individual databases (HeinOnline, LegalTrac, ProQuest, JSTOR, etc.)
    • Individual journals alphabetically
    • Resources arranged by subject – including international law subjects
  • “Find an Article”
  • Journal Indexes—great for incomplete citations
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E-Resources Generally – Law (2)
  • “Workshop Materials” on the law library website
    • “International Law Electronic Resources” lengthy guide for great information (and links!) on finding international/foreign documents
      • Human Rights Bodies
      • United Nations
      • International Treaties
      • Trade materials
      • EU materials
      • Foreign law
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E-Resources Generally – Non-law
  • Mirlyn – University Libraries catalog
  • University Libraries’ “Search Tools” for finding electronic databases and articles
  • University Libraries’ E-Journals and Newspapers page
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Gender Watch

A great database for scholarly/popular press articles on gender issues

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Other E-Resources
  • Government Documents (including statutes)
  • Cases and Briefs
  • E-books
  • Internet sources
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other e resources government documents

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Other E-Resources: Government Documents
  • GPO Access (US Government Printing Office)
  • HeinOnline
  • LexisNexis Congressional
  • US House website, has US Code, links to Committee webpages, member webpages.
  • State legislatures’ websites for session laws
  • Administrative regulations—agency websites
  • Statutes at Large from the Library of Congress
  • THOMAS from the Library of Congress (House/Senate materials, including bill drafts)
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Other E-Resources: Gov’t DocsGPO Access
  • Bills and resolutions introduced in Congress, 103d Congress, 1998-
  • Code of Federal Regulations, 1997-
  • Congressional Record, daily editions, vol. 140, 1994-
  • Federal Register, vol. 59, 1994-
  • Public and private laws enacted by Congress and signed by the President, 104th Congress, 1995-
  • Public Papers of the Presidents, 1992-
  • Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, vol. 29, 1993-
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Other E-Resources: Gov’t DocsHein Online Gov’t Docs
  • the Code of Federal Regulations, 1936-
  • the Federal Register, vol. 1, 1937-
  • U.S. Attorney General opinions, 1791-1996
  • the U.S. Reports, the official reporter for U.S. Supreme Court opinions, vol. 1, 1754-
  • the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, vol. 1, 1965-
  • several U.S. treaty series
  • And more!
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other e resources cases and briefs

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Other E-Resources: Cases and Briefs
  • US Supreme Court Website
    • Slip opinions
    • Bound volumes (entire volumes in PDF—huge files)
  • Supreme Court Briefs in Making of Modern Law
  • Westlaw, West Reporter Images (PDF link)
  • Using Google Domain plus Filetype Search to find slip opinions for lower courts
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Other E-Resources: Cases and Briefs Westlaw
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Other E-Resources: E-Books
  • UMich Law Library Catalog and Mirlyn
    • You will find links to individual titles in
      • Making of America
      • Making of Modern Law
      • Early English Books Online
      • LLMC Digital
      • NetLibrary
      • And others

1400-1930’s

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Other E-Resources: Internet Sources
  • Google Books
  • Google Scholar
  • Amazon.com “Search Inside” Feature
  • Internet Archive (“Wayback Machine”)
  • Google cached copies
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Dealing with Incorrect Citations (1)
  • Remove suspect elements (page numbers, possibly misspelled words)
  • Rearrange words in journal titles
    • Michigan Gender Law Journal or, Michigan Journal of Gender Law?
  • Use keyword searches instead of title searches
  • WorldCat
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Dealing with Incorrect Citations (2)
  • Bieber’s Abbreviations (behind reference desk)
  • Lexis or Westlaw Combined Journals databases (or full-text journal indexes)
    • Search using a direct quote instead of citation information
  • Search SSRN for unpublished articles
  • Google – good for misspelled authors’ names, unpublished articles, conference proceedings
    • Remember filetype search for PDF’s
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Bluebook Citation to Unusual Sources (1)
  • Unusual sources covered by the Bluebook:
    • Court documents (briefs, motions, transcripts, etc.)
    • Most abbreviations, and what NOT to abbreviate
    • Internet sources
    • Check out the examples in the Bluebook for these citation forms
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Bluebook Citation to Unusual Sources (2)
  • Bluebook does not cover everything
  • Follow rules for analogous sources, create a hybrid of two or more rules to fit the situation
  • Find out how others have cited similar sources
    • Search in combined law journals databases in Lexis or Westlaw, follow the example of a trusted journal
    • But note that not all journals use Bluebook form
  • Remember the purpose of the Bluebook—to give readers enough information to find the source
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Inter-library Loan
  • Be sure the item is not available on campus – remember to check for microfiche, ex. CIS
  • Verify your citation info before you request an ILL
    • Use WorldCat to check that the title is correct
    • Include the ISBN or ISSN in the notes field of the form
  • ILL Forms
  • When filling out ILL forms for a journal both the name and ID# will be: Journal AuthorName (e.g. MJRL Thompson)
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Getting PDF’s of Print Resources
  • Circulation staff will scan print articles and book chapters, etc., for you
  • Circulation staff can upload PDF’s to your CTools site if you authorize them to (contact Law IT to set this up)
reference assistance

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Reference Assistance
  • Come to the reference desk in person, staffed 9AM to midnight 7 days a week
  • Ask a Law Librarian – Email Reference (askalawlibrarian@umich.edu)
  • Call the reference desk: 734-764-9324
  • Schedule an individual research consultation with a professional librarian
the end

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The End!
ask questions

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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW LIBRARY

Ask Questions!

Now; by email askalawlibrarian@umich.edu; or, at the reference desk 7 days a week 9-midnight